Dec 29, 2015

Christmas Bauble Shaker Card (Craftin Desert Divas)

Hello everyone, I will show you another Christmas card for the Craftin Desert Divas Digi Design Team. This time I used this cute bear holding a Christmas bauble and I thought it would be great to create a shaker card in form of another bauble. 
So I went ahead and cut out a circle from white card stock and the little silver hanger out of silver card stock. For the background of the ornament, I distressed white cardstock with Mowed Lawn and Pine Needle Distress ink. I tried to blend it to the darker color on the right side to mimick the colored ornament the bear is holding. I also sprayed the distressed area with a mixture of water and perfect pearls.


I printed the bear on Neenah Solar White card stock as well as the sentiment in green. The bear was colored with Spectrum Noir markers (fur: TN7, TN8, EB5; EB2, GB8, GB10; ornament: JG1, JG6 + silver gel pen; hat: CR10, DR2, DR6 + IG1, IG2).


To assemble the shaker card, I adhered a piece of acetate behind the cut out cicle and applied foam tape all around. I filled the shaker with silver and clear sequins.
I placed the bear on the front of the card and cut the sentiment into a banner shape. Behind it, I adhered a slightly larger green banner.





Craftin Desert Divas „Ornament Bear“ - http://goo.gl/QH3ZWG
Neenah Solar White Card Stock (SSS) -  http://goo.gl/kX5flN 
Canson Mix Media (Amazon US) - http://goo.gl/AzQ8Zn
Canson Imagine (Amazon Germany) - http://goo.gl/lPWRsf
Judikins Embossable Window Plastic Sheets (SSS) - http://goo.gl/c1fSoR
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad "Mowed Lawn" (SSS) - http://goo.gl/PQawT4
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad "Mowed Lawn" (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/HpNmmQ
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad "Pine Needles" (SSS) - http://goo.gl/Wyr91b
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad "Pine Needles" (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/MPd8NE 
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool (SSS) - http://goo.gl/EdTAV2
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/btnZ75
Perfect Pearls „Perfect Pearl“ (SSS) - http://goo.gl/8Esrlb
Ranger Inkssentials Mini Mister Spray Bottle (SSS) - http://goo.gl/KTJsK7
Ranger Inkssentials Mini Mister Spray Bottle (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/fl12Vn
3M Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape (SSS) - http://goo.gl/1WtDjq
3D Foam Squares (SSS) - http://goo.gl/v4K8BJ
Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel Silver (SSS) - http://goo.gl/bO1SxT
Uni-Ball Pen Impact Gel Silver (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/JsA8XZ
Pretty Pink Posh "Clear 4mm" - http://goo.gl/ZbVvFh
Pretty Pink Posh "Metallic Silver" - http://goo.gl/H2rmjR



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Dec 27, 2015

Fröhliche Weihnachten (Lavidaen Scrap)

Just a quick and simple card using these adorable stamps by Lavidaen Scrap. First off, I stamped three circles with different shadow inks on white card stock. On top of the circles I stamped three critters with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.


Below the circles, I used the sentiment "Fröhliche Weihnachten" (Merry Christmas) from Dani Peuss and stamped it with BlackVersaColor pigment ink. On top of the still wet ink, I sprinkled clear embossing powder and melte it my embossing gun. To finish off the card, I adhered the panel to a card base.






lavidaenSCRAP „frío de bufunda“ - https://goo.gl/3icPJj
lavidaenSCRAP „noe kissitos“ - https://goo.gl/Rl08ID
Dani Peuss  Klartext „Fröhliche Weihnachtszeit“ - http://goo.gl/vYudZ6 
Lawn Fawn "Let’s bokeh" - http://goo.gl/YTw6gX
Neenah Solar White Card Stock (SSS) -  http://goo.gl/kX5flN 
Hero Arts Shadow Ink "Orange Soda" (SSS) - http://goo.gl/Nic5MQ
Hero Arts Shadow Ink "Orange Soda" (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/DJw6ul 
Hero Arts Shadow Ink "Butter Bar" (SSS) - http://goo.gl/U7HzSq
Hero Arts Shadow Ink "Butter Bar" (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/mDe10h (ink cube set)
Hero Arts Shadow Ink "Tide Pool" (SSS) - http://goo.gl/fe5AOp
Hero Arts Shadow Ink "Tide Pool" (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/sx7YN8
Tsukineko Memento Ink "Tuxedo Black" (SSS) - http://goo.gl/3KakYL
Tsukineko Memento Ink "Tuxedo Black"(Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/QScX3r
Tsukineko VersaColor Pigment Ink "Black" - http://goo.gl/CPwuPG
WOW! Embossing Powder Clear Gloss (SSS) - http://goo.gl/QMYHGt
WOW! Embossing Powder Clear Gloss (WOW) - http://goo.gl/HyiCUK 
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Dec 24, 2015

Christmas Pull Out Card (Craftin Desert Divas)

Merry Christmas everyone! Thank you for stopping by! It's time for another card with a digi stamp by Craftin Desert Divas! I wanted to try one of these cards where you can pull out a piece of white paper and reveal the colored version under it (I have no idea how these cards are called :) ). So that's what I tried this time.


I used this cute dog digi stamp again and went ahead and printed it onto acetate. I also used the sentiment "Christmas is a time of Joy and Happiness" and printed it directely below the dog after changing its color to red. 
I also cut a frame out of red foil card stock and adhered the acetate sheet to it.



On a separate piece of white card stock (which will be the background), I applied some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink with a blending tool and adhered the already colored dog to it. Then, I adhered the frame and the acetate to the background panel making sure to NOT adhere the top part (it actually happend to me and I had to remove the adhesive...). Then I cut another piece of white cardstock slightly smaller than an A2 card so I could slight it in to the card pocket. Make sure to have it a bit larger vertically, so have an area to pull on.






Craftin Desert Divas „Grumpy Christmas“ - http://goo.gl/xkqXWE  
Craftin Desert Divas „Ornament Bear“ - http://goo.gl/QH3ZWG
Neenah Solar White Card Stock (SSS) -  http://goo.gl/kX5flN  
Judikins Embossable Window Plastic Sheets (SSS) - http://goo.gl/c1fSoR
Foil Card Stock (SSS) - http://goo.gl/xfyIIX 
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad "Tumbled Glass" (SSS) - http://goo.gl/8rPDRN
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad "Tumbled Glass" (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/xcFAsM
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool (SSS) - http://goo.gl/EdTAV2
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/btnZ75
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (SSS) - http://goo.gl/HlY8JX
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/l9EkXc










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Dec 20, 2015

Christmas Boxes with the 123 Punch Board

Welcome back, today will be a short post showing you the Christmas boxes that I made for friends and family for Christmas. I used the 123 Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers to make both the boxes and the bows. I really like this tool and the things you can create with it. 


I embellished the boxes with German Christmas sentiments embossed in different colors on different colored cardstock and also used images that were left over from other projects.


I adhered the bows with glue dots so they are easy to remove to open the presents. The punch board punches tiny slits in the lids of the box so you can easily open and close them (although I have problem to close them, they seem to pop open now and then). 





We R Memory Keepers 123 Punch Board (SSS) - http://goo.gl/xxmPFF
We R Memory Keepers 123 Punch Board (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/wltPHC
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Dec 19, 2015

Merry Christmas with Some Odd Girl

Welcome back, today I show you another Christmas card. For this one I used my snow stencil and applied white embossing paste on a Kraft card base. On top of the still wet embossing paste I sprinkled some Clear Multi Sparkle embossing powder.


On mixed media paper I stamped the adorable images of the little boy and the penguin holding a gift from Some Odd Girl with Archival Jet Black ink and colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. Before I adhered them with 3D foam squares on the card base, I used the Liquid Appliqué pen and created some snow to place the images on.


Below the images, I stamped the sentiment "Fröhliche Weihnachten" (Merry Christmas) in VersaMark and embossed it with white embossing powder.







Crafter’s Companion Kraft Cardstock (SSS) - http://goo.gl/lwNRBm
Crafter’s Companion Kraft Cardstock (CC UK) - http://goo.gl/XORzxE
Canson Mix Media (Amazon US) - http://goo.gl/AzQ8Zn
Canson Imagine (Amazon Germany) - http://goo.gl/lPWRsf
Tsukineko Versamark Ink (SSS) - http://goo.gl/pQUd0w
Tsukineko Versamark Ink (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/sHjsBK
Ranger Archival Jet Black (SSS) - http://goo.gl/EaKnUg
Ranger Archival Jet Black (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/AF51UW
WOW! Embossing Powder Opaque Bright White (SSS) - http://goo.gl/s8i6Gc
WOW! Embossing Powder Opaque Bright White (WOW) - http://goo.gl/KqlXOY 
WOW! Embossing Powder Clear Multi Sparkle (SSS) - http://goo.gl/OwYPLs
WOW! Embossing Powder Clear Multi Sparkle (WOW) - http://goo.gl/1AWBhq
Liquid Appliqué White (SSS) - http://goo.gl/tXkwiL
3D Foam Squares (SSS) - http://goo.gl/v4K8BJ





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Dec 16, 2015

Fanciful Birthday Greetings

Hi there, today I want to show you a clean and simple birthday card using the "Fanciful Feathers" stamp set by WPlus9. I've eyed this set for a while now and finally got it.


To create this birthday card, I used one of the circle stamps from Lawn Fawn's "Let's Bokeh" set and stamped it three times with different tones of a color. Because I liked the outcome so much I created a set with different colors. If you want to know which colors I used, you can find them listed on the bottom of the post.


On top of the stamped circles I stamped different feathers in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.   Below the circles and feathers I stamped the sentiments "cheers" and "have a happy birthday" which are also from the set by Lawn Fawn.







WPlus9 "Fanciful Feathers" - http://goo.gl/YpFFnU
Lawn Fawn "Let’s bokeh" - http://goo.gl/YTw6gX
Tsukineko Memento Ink "Tuxedo Black" (SSS) - http://goo.gl/3KakYL
Tsukineko Memento Ink "Tuxedo Black"(Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/QScX3r
Tsukineko Memento Ink "Dandelion" (SSS) - http://goo.gl/GbsNxz
Tsukineko Versamark Ink "Cantaloupe" (SSS) - http://goo.gl/xw2XkO
Tsukineko Versamark Ink "Tangelo" (SSS) - http://goo.gl/TulKR7
Tsukineko Versamark Ink "Pear Tart" (SSS) - http://goo.gl/QGoZn5
Tsukineko Versamark Ink "Bamboo Leaves" (SSS) - http://goo.gl/I2eZpy
Tsukineko Memento Ink "Cottage Ivy" (SSS) - http://goo.gl/dMvQUT (Dew Drop ink set)
Tsukineko Versamark Ink "Rose Bud" (SSS) - http://goo.gl/LKRGo7
Tsukineko Versamark Ink "Lilac Posies" (SSS) - http://goo.gl/mrYklP
Tsukineko Versamark Ink "Grape Jelly" (SSS) - http://goo.gl/I1WwjY

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Dec 14, 2015

Christmas Wreath (Craftin Desert Divas)

Hello everyone, today I want to show you another Christmas card using a digi stamp by Craftin Desert Divas. I think this little cat is so adorable and I really enjoyed coloring the wreath. I started off printing the image "Christmas Wreath Kitty" on Neenah Solar White cardstock and also printed a sentiment from the digi stamps "Ornament Bear" directly below the image.


First, I masked off the image with drawing gum because I wanted to create a light blue background behind the wreath. I used Tumbled Glass distress ink and tried to blend out the ink as best as I could. After the ink was dry, I peeled away the drawing gum which unfortunately wasn't as easy as it teared the paper ever so slightly. But fortunately I was able to hide that with the coloring of the image.
I colored it with Spectrum Noir markers (cat: TN7, TN8, EB5 + FS2, FS3 + IG6, IG8, IG10 + EB2, GB8, GB10; bow: CR10, DR2, DR6; wreath: LG3, LG4, LG5, CG4, DG3 JG1). I wasn't quite sure how to color the wreath and I started out coloring it completely with my lightest green color. But I somehow didn't like it, so I tried a dot technique with the remaining green tones and I thought it turned out quite nicely. I also used a white gel pen to draw some dots on the cat's fur and a hightlight on it's nose and used Wink of Stella on the bow.



Because I printed my images with a laser printer, I wanted to foil my sentiment with red foil. I used ran the paper with some foil through my laminator which came out quite okay. I recently ordered the Mini Minc to see whether this is actually better than my laminator (it seems as if the foil isn't transfered evenly) and I have to say that it really does seem to do a better job.
To finish off my card I trimmed it down on the left and right side. I inked the sides of a piece of white card stock with VersaMark and embossed it with red glitter embossing powder by WOW. I than adhered the embossed piece to a card base and also adhered the front panel on top of it.



Craftin Desert Divas „Christmas Wreath Kitty“ - http://goo.gl/JxSXIr
Craftin Desert Divas „Ornament Bear“ - http://goo.gl/QH3ZWG
Neenah Solar White Card Stock (SSS) -  http://goo.gl/kX5flN
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad "Tumbled Glass" (SSS) - http://goo.gl/8rPDRN
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad "Tumbled Glass" (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/xcFAsM
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool (SSS) - http://goo.gl/EdTAV2
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/btnZ75
Tsukineko Versamark Ink Pad (SSS) - http://goo.gl/pQUd0w
Tsukineko Versamark Ink Pad (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/sHjsBK
WOW! Embossing Powder Red Glitz (WOW) - http://goo.gl/80PT48 
ZIG Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush (SSS) - http://goo.gl/wvDePE
ZIG Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/VdzqEi
Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel White (SSS) - http://goo.gl/AUrkmg
Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel White (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/8tAqWv 
Pebeo Drawing Gum (SSS) - http://goo.gl/rjBZL5
Heidi Swapp Minc Essentials Reactive Foil Red (SSS) - http://goo.gl/Ue2XzH
Heidi Swapp Minc Essentials Reactive Foil Red (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/GCR7Mr



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